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John Henry Newman: A Biography

Ian Ker


This full-length life of John Henry Newman is a comprehensive biography of both the man and the thinker and writer. It draws extensively on material from Newman's letters and papers. Newman's character is revealed in its complexity and contrasts: the legendary sadness and sensitivity are placed in their proper perspective by being set against his no less striking qualities of exuberance, humour, and toughness. The book attempts to do justice to the fullness of Newman's achievement and genius: the Victorian “prophet” or “sage”, who ranks among the major English prose writers; the dominating rel ... More

Keywords: John Henry Newman, ecumenical movement, Second Vatican Council, prophet, sage, English prose writers, Christian

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199569106
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569106.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ian Ker, author
Senior Research Fellow, St Benet's Hall, Oxford